CANONS PARK TEACHING SCHOOL ALLIANCE

UCAS ENTRY PROFILE - 2014-15

Harrow First Training Programme (School Direct Salaried Route)
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The Canons Park Teaching School Alliance is looking for exceptional graduates to join us on Harrow First – a unique and challenging route into teaching.  Applicants will be passionate about education, have an excellent academic background and a deep commitment to working with children and young people to improve their life chances.  We try to create an environment in which staff, pupils and trainee teachers alike feel valued and supported.  All schools involved in Harrow First have extensive experience of training teachers and we fully recognise how much vibrancy, enthusiasm and drive they can offer to a school community.

Trainee teachers recruited onto the Harrow First programme will be well supported and challenged to become creative, innovative and reflective practitioners.  In addition there will be a strong focus on Leadership Development throughout the programme including opportunities to work in teams and take on various responsibilities.  The Harrow First programme will provide an excellent basis for a career in teaching or university lecturing.  It will also be ideal for those aspiring to leadership in education or other fields. 

 

Harrow is located in North-West London with good transport links to Central London.  The diverse community values education highly and trainees will find they are able to use their detailed subject knowledge to inspire and motivate learners.  The two secondary schools in the Teaching School Alliance were both rated outstanding by Ofsted in their most recent inspections as was one of the primary schools; the other was rated good with outstanding features.  Successful applicants will have school based training in two schools and there may be the opportunity for a secondary trainee to have one term of training at Stanmore College.  Our partnership of schools is conveniently located, which means trainees can engage with more than one school in the partnership. We provide a unique opportunity to experience a diverse and contrasting range of teaching and training experiences.

Pupils across the partnership are happy, friendly and well-behaved and are at the heart of everything we do. Both staff and pupils are ambitious and confident. Many consistently out-perform their national peers and make significantly more progress.

Our staff are our most valuable resource and we have a proven track record in training and professional development.  Our teachers are excellent practitioners with exemplary behaviour management skills and are eager to share their skills, knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers.

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The Canons Park Teaching School Alliance will be working in collaboration with the University of Hertfordshire to offer Harrow First: a salaried School Direct training programme for a limited number of top graduates who wish to teach Physics, Maths or Primary (General with Maths) in Harrow; and develop their leadership skills at the same time.  Harrow First is a challenging programme which will take a fresh approach to training teachers via the School Direct (salaried route).  Successful applicants will undergo training during July and August 2015 with a view to teaching up to 16 hours per week in a school from September 2015, supported in the classroom by a Higher Level Teaching Assistant.  Training will continue through the year, both in school and at the University of Hertfordshire.  The course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status plus 30 MA credits.  There will be opportunities to complete further MA modules in subsequent years in order to achieve the MA in Education. 

 

Trainees will benefit from a variety of support: from the University of Hertfordshire, from their mentor in school, from the Higher Level Teaching Assistant, from a Professional Mentor in school and from a Specialist Leader in Education who will ensure the coherence of the course.  Colleagues in all these roles are well trained and experienced.  We are committed to training creative, innovative and reflective practitioners who see themselves as future leaders. 

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about this training providerhttp://search.gttr.ac.uk/gttr_search/images/newline.gifThe Training Provider is The Canons Park Teaching School Alliance and four schools make up the School Direct Partnership: Canons High School, Glebe Primary School, Kenmore Park Junior School and Park High School; along with Stanmore College and the University of Hertfordshire.  All the schools plus Stanmore College are conveniently located on the eastern side of the London Borough of Harrow in North West London.  Further information about the schools can be obtained from their websites:

Glebe Primary School                     http://www.glebe.harrow.sch.uk/

Kenmore Park Junior School       http://www.kenmoreparkjunior.ik.org/home.ikml

Canons High School                         http://www.canons.harrow.sch.uk

Park High School                               http://www.parkhighstanmore.org.uk/

Stanmore College                            http://www.stanmore.ac.uk/

University of Hertfordshire         http://www.herts.ac.uk/

School Direct at the University of Hertfordshire                 http://www.go.herts.ac.uk/schooldirect

Accommodation
The School Direct Partnership does not provide any accommodation for trainee teachers.

Application Deadlines
We will be accepting applications onto our training programmes twice during the course of the application cycle 2014-15, starting from 28th October 2014 (subject to the vacancies being filled).

We aim that the application process will be governed by the dates listed below. However, we also reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

Apply 1 - Applications Open (28/10/2014)
Apply 1 - Applications Deadline (30/11/2014)
Apply 1 - School Interviews (week beginning 08/12/2014)

Apply 2 - Applications Open (02/01/2015)
Apply 2 - Applications Deadline (15/05/201)
Apply 2 - School Interviews (held at intervals from 23/02/2015)

Child Care Facilities
The University of Hertfordshire has child care facilities, however, for student teachers we recommend you research childcare options near your place of residence or host teaching school.

 

Disability Access 

The University of Hertfordshire has full disabled access and is committed to admitting and supporting students with disabilities.  Please refer to the website for details – www.herts.ac.uk 

The individual host schools have differing disabled access provisions, so if in doubt please contact the host school directly.

Public Transport
The host schools across Harrow all have excellent public transport links including buses and the National Rail network (underground and overground).  Central London is within easy reach. 

Student Facilities and Study Facilities
The University of Hertfordshire has a variety of facilities for students and to support independent study.   Please refer to the website -
www.herts.ac.uk 

All of the host schools have excellent facilities to support trainee teachers in their studies. There is excellent access to ICT within all schools, providing the trainees with the opportunities to explore the range of ICT facilities needed for teaching and learning.

Contact us
Canons Park Teaching Schools Alliance

Canons High School
Shaldon Road

Edgware HA8 6AN

tel: 02089515780
email: schooldirect@canons.harrow.sch.uk
web:
http://www.canons.harrow.sch.uk

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entry requirementshttp://search.gttr.ac.uk/gttr_search/images/newline.gif Primary (General with Maths)

You should have a 1st or 2nd class honours degree in Maths or a related subject, or a joint degree with maths as the major component (i.e. at least two years of maths studies at undergraduate level). 

We expect you to have GCSE Grade C or above in Maths, Science and English and an A level in Maths at minimum B grade.  Candidates without these qualifications may be accepted if they have acquired knowledge through other routes (e.g. work experience; a subject knowledge enhancement course).  Overseas qualifications should be checked by UK NARIC before making an application.  The Skills tests in literacy and numeracy must be passed before the start of the programme. 

We particularly welcome applicants who have worked with young people in a variety of settings.  We expect you to have spent at least five days shadowing in a school or schools; and to have observed maths lessons in a primary school before your interview.  You will be required to provide written evidence of this if invited for an interview. 

Three years’ work experience (PhD study is acceptable) is required to meet the eligibility requirements of the School Direct (salaried) programme. 

Physics

You should have a 1st or 2nd class honours degree in Physics or an Engineering subject, or a joint degree with physics as the major component (i.e. at least two years of physics studies at undergraduate level).  You will have a good basic knowledge of biology and chemistry; and be willing to learn more.

We expect you to have GCSE Grade C or above in Maths, Science and English and an A level in Physics at minimum B grade plus one other maths or science subject.  Candidates without these qualifications may be accepted if they have acquired knowledge through other routes (e.g. work experience; a subject knowledge enhancement course).  Overseas qualifications should be checked by UK NARIC before making an application.  The Skills tests in literacy and numeracy must be passed before the start of the programme.  

In addition, you must have good practical skills and technical know-how.  We particularly welcome applicants who have worked with young people in a variety of settings.  We expect you to have spent at least five days shadowing in a school or schools; and to have observed science lessons in a secondary school before your interview.  You will be required to provide written evidence of this if invited for an interview. 

Three years’ work experience (PhD study is acceptable) is required to meet the eligibility requirements of the School Direct (salaried) programme. 

Maths

You should have a 1st or 2nd class honours degree in Maths or a related subject, or a joint degree with maths as the major component (i.e. at least two years of maths studies at undergraduate level). 

We expect you to have GCSE Grade C or above in Maths, Science and English and an A level in Maths at minimum B grade.  Candidates without these qualifications may be accepted if they have acquired knowledge through other routes (e.g. work experience; a subject knowledge enhancement course).  Overseas qualifications should be checked by UK NARIC before making an application.  The Skills tests in literacy and numeracy must be passed before the start of the programme. 

We particularly welcome applicants who have worked with young people in a variety of settings.  We expect you to have spent at least five days shadowing in a school or schools; and to have observed maths lessons in a secondary school before your interview.  You will be required to provide written evidence of this if invited for an interview. 

Three years’ work experience (PhD study is acceptable) is required to meet the eligibility requirements of the School Direct (salaried) programme. 

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We are looking for ambitious trainee teachers who are passionate and enthusiastic about learning and have a desire to share this with children and young people of all abilities. This will be demonstrated by meaningful experience of working with children and young people. This does not need to be paid work but might be helping with a sports team, drama group or youth club.  During the last two years we expect you to have carried out at least five days classroom experience, or you may have worked in a school.
 

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Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview at the school to which they have applied.  This is likely to include an observation in the classroom, a formal interview, a presentation and the opportunity to talk to some staff and pupils.  It is a rigorous and thorough process, designed to allow you to demonstrate a range of qualities and competences.  We seek to get the best match of applicant to the limited places available.  

 

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